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St Lucia

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Ms. Velda Octave-Joseph
Director
National Emergency Management Organisation

P.O. Box 1517
Bisee, Castries
Saint Lucia

Tel: (758) 452-3802
Fax: (758) 453-2152
E-mail: [email protected]
http://nemo.gov.lc



Official correspondence must go to:

Permanent Secretary
Office of the Prime Minister
ATTN: Director NEMO
Castries
Saint Lucia

Synopsis of Saint Lucia

Location: 13 53 N, 60 68 W
Area: 616 km2 (land=606 km2; water=10 km2)
Coastline: 158 km
Climate: Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August
Terrain: Volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys
Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
Highest Point: Mount Gimie 950 m
Natural Resources: Forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential
Natural hazards: Hurricanes and volcanic activity
Environmental issues: Deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region
Population: 164,213 (July 2004 est.)
Ethnic groups: Black 90%, mixed 6%, East Indian 3%, white 1%
Languages: English (official), French patois

 

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